Arthritis of the shoulder
Arthritis is a term that means many different things to many different health practitioners and patients. For the purpose of this article, we will describe arthritis as wear and tear in a joint. Its a lot for complex than this. There are a number of things that cause wear and tear in the shoulder and speed up the process. See the causes of shoulder arthritis below.
- Post-injury arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Avascular Necrosis
- Neoplastic (tumours)
The hallmark of any arthritis of the shoulder is pain and stiffness. Typically shoulder arthritis is aggravated the more you use the shoulder. Night pain and morning stiffness are common complaints.
The treatment of shoulder arthritis will depend on its cause, location and severity. Chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments are valuable in the treatment of shoulder osteoarthritis. Speak to your chiro, physio or medical doctor for more information.
Read further on shoulder conditions below
- Shoulder pain overview
- Rotator cuff tear
- Biceps tendon tear in shoulder
- Chronic shoulder instability
- The unstable painful shoulder
- The weak painful shoulder
- The stiff painful shoulder
- Shoulder impingement
- Dislocated shoulder
- SLAP tears of the shoulder
- Biceps tendinitis of the shoulder